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Dirge for the Dead of Verdun a memoir of Henry Montherlant

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Henry Montherlant (1895-1972) published his war memoir, Dirge for the Dead of Verdun, in 1924. A review for

In this book the author bluntly portrays the post dramatic stress syndrome that in our day is frequently mentioned yet not fully understood by those who have never been in a battle or seen the horrors of war. Many of us don’t know what post dramatic stress syndrome was or how to help the soldiers to adapt to a civilian life after the war. Many who didn’t go to war criticize the soldiers and even call them monsters, which I am sure feels like a stab in the back after the sacrifice they rendered on behalf of those who now were calling them names.


The book also goes about telling us the author’s feeling after (more…)